In Dinosaur Simulator, DNA acts as the game’s currency. It is used to buy new dinosaurs, to buy dinosaur skins, and to open eggs in the game.
The player earns DNA when they become a Juvenile and, Adult. This amount of DNA is varied depending on the growth rate of the dinosaur. Dinosaurs with a 1x Growth Rate Multiplier receive DNA Icon 40, while ones with 2x GRM ( Growth Rate Multiplier ) receives 80 and so on. When the player grows into an adult, they receive DNA Icon 80 which varies depending on the Growth Rate Multiplier once again. Dinosaurs with a 1x GRM receive DNA Icon 80 while those with a 2x GRM receive DNA Icon 160. The amount of DNA earned in one day is stopped at Day 25 and is also affected by the Growth Rate Multiplier. Dinosaurs with a 1x GRM earn DNA Icon 25, while those with a 2x GRM receive DNA Icon 50 and 3x GRM receive DNA Icon 75 per day.
The Barosaurus has the highest GRM in the game of 3, which is why it's a top choice for DNA farming for terrestrial creatures while Shastasaurus is the best for underwater farming with a growth rate of 1.8 and 1200 Oxygen bar. The Barosaurus can be purchased for DNA Icon 3,000 while the Shastasaurus can be purchased for DNA Icon 2100.
Alternatively, the player may also buy DNA from the DNA Store, although because of the high price for DNA, it is recommended to NOT purchase DNA from the store.
Another way to get DNA is to buy a Party Box, which lets any/all players get DNA. Press the key on the keyboard to call a Robux purchase prompt for Robux40. When bought, a countdown shows up on the party box which opens to make DNA rain down from the sky when the countdown gets to 0. Do note that the player who bought the Party Box is unable to collect the DNA, meaning if the player intended to purchase it for themselves, it’s useless to them. The party box isn't working for now.
There is also a Daily Login bonus giving DNA Icon 100 every 12 hours. This can give you an additional DNA Icon 200 a day for free, so it is highly suggested you do this whenever possible. This can be accessed from the Main Menu in the DNA Store.
- Not too long ago, a bonus DNA Icon +150 was added to the daily login, allowing DNA Icon 250 to be collected each session, up to DNA Icon 500 a day, the bonus is now over.[Citation needed]
- Before being changed, the DNA per day multiplier did not have a limit, instead of ending at 25 per day, as it is now, it kept on adding up. Therefore, it was possible for a player to theoretically earn DNA Icon 100 per day if they survived for 100 days and so on. However, this was before the dinosaurs' progress could be saved, thus making it far more difficult to exploit.
- During the 2018 Halloween Event an obby in the second level, the Dinosaurs Rage, bore a strong resemblance to the current DNA symbol.